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Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB) – May 2018

Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB) meeting held on 22nd May 2018

 Summary of meeting

The LDPB discussions included:

Learning Disability Update

Sophie Holmes – Senior Commission Officer (Disability) talked about:

  • Her visit to the Teignbridge Scrutiny committee raising awareness of the needs of people with a learning disability and their families, reasonable adjustments, community living, transport and employment.
  • Learning Disability Week 2018 18th to 24th June. Mencap are focussing on “Treat Me Well” which is a campaign to change how the NHS treats people with a learning disability.
  • Progress with The Devon Learning Disability & Autism Workforce Development Strategy. The strategy aims to improve the quality of support and services which people receive.
  • The “Ready When You Are” employment campaign using genuine real-life stories.
  • Books Beyond Words provide books and training to support people who find pictures easier to understand than words.

Promoting Independence

Sophie Holmes – Senior Commission Officer (Disability) talked about:

  • How Devon County Council are helping people to be independent in their communities for as long as possible.
  • What Promoting Independence means

Two videos were shown:

  • A video we produced following the Smart House event which gives some useful information on how TECS can be used.
  • “AutonoMe” – a pilot we are running for 15 licences across adults and children’s services to promote the independence of people with Learning Disabilities.

The group were then encouraged to discuss and write down what independence means to them, and the information will be used to inform plans.

Living Well with a Learning Disability in Devon Strategy

 Sophie Holmes – Senior Commission Officer (Disability) talked about:

The “Living Well in Devon with a Learning Disability Strategy 2014 -2017” is a plan agreed by the 2 Clinical Commissioning Groups and 3 Local Authorities.

It explained what changes needed to be made to improve the wellbeing and lives of adults who have a learning disability.

The group were asked to give feedback on some key actions which included:

  • Values – things that are important
  • Information
  • Reasonable Adjustments and Inclusion
  • Involving People
  • Education, Health and Social Care Plans
  • Health Inequalities
  • Person Centred Health and Social Care
  • Housing

This information will be used to inform the priorities for the plan in 2018-2021

“Living Well with a Learning Disability in Devon Strategy 2018-2021”